You can use "two-finger rotate" to orientate the map in a direction other than north. The process works just like it sounds, place two fingers on the map and rotate left or right. To get it to snap back to the north, click the little compass icon that appears in the top right (these are directions for iOS but it should be similar for Android).
Thx for the quick response. Yeah, I was hopeful that I could make the map act like when I'm following a google map destination. Makes it easier to follow a trail when there are multiple trails in area and lots of intersections thx